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LeeAnne Cornyn

Interim Director of Children's Initiatives

LeeAnne Cornyn is currently serving as Interim Director of Children's Initiatives. Cornyn has spent nearly eight years serving Governor Mike DeWine, including in his role as Ohio’s Attorney General. She began her state service as an Assistant Attorney General in 2014, and in 2015, she was named Director of Children’s Initiatives in the Attorney General’s office. Cornyn was among Governor-elect Mike DeWine’s first cabinet appointments, being named as the Director of the Governor’s Children’s Initiative in 2018. In this role, Cornyn focused on coordinating efforts between agencies to improve outcomes in maternal and child health, early childhood education, and foster care.

Cornyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a former Teach for America corps member, having taught 8th grade science in Los Angeles.